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Bill Goetz Named Chancellor of the North Dakota University System

Posted on 2/23/2007

For Immediate Release:For More Information Contact:
Feb. 23, 2007Debra A. Anderson, Director of Public Affairs
North Dakota University System
Phone: 701.328.2962

Bill Goetz Named Chancellor of the North Dakota University System

BISMARCK, N.D. - BISMARCK, N.D. - The State Board of Higher Education today selected Bill Goetz, chief of staff in the North Dakota Office of the Governor, to be chancellor of the North Dakota University System beginning July 1, 2007.

Goetz has served as the governor's chief of staff since 1997, working for both Gov. John Hoeven and former Gov. Ed Schafer. His contract will include an annual salary of $170,000, a housing/hosting allowance of $20,000 and a vehicle allowance of $11,000.

"Bill Goetz will provide the leadership and vision needed to continue the many successes of the North Dakota University System," said John Q. Paulsen, president of the State Board of Higher Education. "Bill's passion for higher education clearly has been demonstrated throughout his career. Involvement in key initiatives, such as the Roundtable on Higher Education, and 30 years as a professor and administrator at Dickinson State University have provided him a broad understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing higher education in North Dakota and across the nation. The breadth of Bill's state government experience also will be a valuable asset."

"I've known Bill Goetz for many years, and I will be very pleased to leave this position knowing that a man of his caliber and integrity will be the next chancellor," said Eddie Dunn, NDUS chancellor. "Bill will step into this position with a tremendous knowledge of and appreciation for all 11 University System institutions. I am eager to begin working with him during this time of transition." Dunn will retire June 30, 2007.

Prior to joining the Office of the Governor, Goetz held several positions at DSU, including executive vice president of the DSU Foundation, chief academic officer in the School of Business, director of continuing education and associate professor. He also served in the North Dakota Senate for eight years and the North Dakota House for 12 years.

Goetz earned an associate degree from Bismarck State College in 1964, a bachelor's degree in business administration from Minot State University in 1966 and a master's degree in business from the University of North Dakota in 1967.

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